Upcoming Programs and Events
For more information about programs and events, contact Lawrence Willim at 248.553.2400 x24.
December 12 / 7:30 pm
Lecture and Book Signing
Convergence in the Midst of Conflict: African Americans and Jewish Relationships, 1930 - 1954
At the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - 315 West Warren Avenue, Detroit
Dr. Genna Rae McNeil (University of North Carolina)
In churches, in the academy, and in the courtroom, persons of African American descent and Jewish descent joined by other sympathetic white allies could often be found standing together in times of war and domestic conflict to eliminate discrimination. Dr. McNeil will speak of the courage of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyred in Germany during World War II, the impact of Jewish scholars at historically black colleges and universities, and Jewish defenders of the rights of African Americans in movements for justice, freedom, and equality prior to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Admission: Free
- Program: 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Reception and Book Signing: 8:30 - 9:00 pm
Cosponsored by the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Anti-Defamation League, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Montford Point Marines, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Funding is provided, in part, by the Black United Fund.